Lions Club looks to grow in Kindersley

The club’s members are brainstorming recruitment strategies as they try to grow

Lions Club looks to grow in KindersleyKenneth Brown of The Clarion Kindersley has a new Lions Club branch and the clubs current members are now serving the community and trying to grow the club to obtain its charter. There are several ways to support a community, and joining a service club or fraternal organization is one way to give back. Membership…

Keeping the local food bank running smoothly

An average of 70 hampers go out each month within the Kindersley and Eston regions

Keeping the local food bank running smoothlyJoan Janzen of The Clarion On Monday afternoon in the third week of November, volunteers Heather Medcoff and Lois Huber were hard at work assembling food hampers at the Kindersley and District Food Bank, preparing for the monthly distribution of hampers to follow. Leslie Omness and Audrey Heit were also helping. “We put food donations…

The secret to staying young

Longtime volunteer Bill Mullock says you need to keep working, putting your skills to good use

The secret to staying youngJoan Janzen of The Clarion Bill Mullock has been volunteering in some capacity for the past 30 years. During warmer months, he can be found helping his nephew on the farm, where he is the “go for” guy, going for this and going for that. During winter months, Bill helps out at the Salvation Army…

Volunteers make it happen

Gary Hamilton has been described as a tireless champion for Kindersley who has made our community better

Volunteers make it happenBy Joan Janzen of the Clarion “Volunteers don’t do what we do for the honors we receive,” said long-time volunteer Gary Hamilton. “We do it because there’s a need in our community and if we don’t do it, it doesn’t happen.” Nevertheless, Gary has been described as a tireless champion for Kindersley who has made…

Students are giving back by helping out

Elizabeth Middle School’s Interact Club is associated with the Rotary Club

Students are giving back by helping outJoan Janzen for The Clarion Kids can volunteer too, and Grade 7 students Gracee Wagner and Emily Jadischke from Elizabeth Middle School were excited to share how it’s done. “We joined the Interact Club,” they explained. The club is affiliated with the Rotary Club, along with similar clubs in 159 countries, according to information on…

Another good year for local DU fundraiser

Barb Alexander received a special plaque in recognition of her 25 years of involvement on the committee

Another good year for local DU fundraiserKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Ducks Unlimited (DU) committee in Kindersley has held its 37th annual banquet, and an eager crowd did its part to support the fun and games on Saturday. More than 180 people not including committee members were on hand at the DU banquet on Oct. 13 at the Kindersley Inn.…

Dave Burke’s service is spread throughout the community

No matter what the volunteer work, he enjoys the friendships he’s made through the years and serving the people in the community

Dave Burke’s service is spread throughout the communityBy Joan Janzen of The Clarion “I’ve been a firefighter since 1978, and been a Legion member for 37 years. I umpired baseball for roughly 34 years.” said Dave Burke. More recently, he’s taken the position of president of the Kindersley Community Service group.

Getting into the act: Judy Lavoie a key part of dinner theatre productions

Director for the Kindersley Players, a volunteer adult community theatre group

Getting into the act: Judy Lavoie a key part of dinner theatre productionsJoan Janzen of The Clarion The lyrics of an old song “we’re here for a good time” are well suited to Kindersley volunteer Judy Lavoie, who loves being director for the Kindersley Players, a volunteer adult community theatre group. This group began in the late 1980s with two one-act plays before beginning the dinner theatre…

Group effort brings music to Kindersley’s Heritage Manor

Volunteer musicians perform weekly – bringing pleasure to the residents and the band members

Group effort brings music to Kindersley’s Heritage ManorJoan Janzen of The Clarion Every week, the residents at Kindersley’s Heritage Manor look forward to a group of volunteer musicians coming to visit their facility to provide some old-time musical entertainment. “Some say it’s the highlight of their week,” says pianist Marilyn Stevenson. “It’s a wonderful way for seniors to keep mobile if they…

Wellness Room volunteers: We just do it!

For Joanne Kosolofski and Bev Callsen, volunteering is an integral part of their friendship

Wellness Room volunteers: We just do it!  Joan Janzen of The Clarion Joanne Kosolofski describes herself as the instigator in bringing the Wellness Room at the West Central Events Centre into existence. She started working with Heartland Health and managed to have exercise therapists conduct a 12-week program. This was followed by several years of programs being held on the track…

Helping her town be the best it can be

Louise Campbell continues to lend a hand with various organizations, just as she has for decades

Helping her town be the best it can be  Joan Janzen of The Clarion Louise Campbell is not only a long-time resident of Kindersley, but also a long-time volunteer. “I’ve lived in town since 1968; now I’m trying to phase out of volunteering, because of age.” In spite of her efforts to “phase out of volunteering,” I found her at the United Church…

Say yes to opportunity, change and challenge

As entrepreneurs, when we say yes to opportunities that make sense, we become invigorated – and that spurs growth

Say yes to opportunity, change and challengeIn 1988, Louis approached me one day and asked if I would join him in building a business. I knew I was taking a chance but I said yes. By saying yes, I had to turn down an offer from Tom that would have made me three times the income over the short term. There…

What was it like to volunteer for the ’88 Calgary Olympic Games?

There’s so much to gain by volunteering for something that can bring so much good to our community

What was it like to volunteer for the ’88 Calgary Olympic Games?A generation after the 1988 Winter Olympics transformed Calgary, its citizens are debating whether to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games. Calgary council votes on Sept. 10 on whether to keep the process alive, and its citizens will have their say in a plebiscite on Nov. 13. What are the risks and rewards in…
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